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PearPC Config File Generator

Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:15 am

Edit: The generator discussed at the beginning of this topic is offline, but for an alternative check out this program:

https://github.com/SistemaRayoXP/PearPC ... Config.zip
Last edited by ClockWise on Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:42 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:37 pm

Hi all !

Feel free to contact me if you need help with your config file.
... And sorry : I resurrected the generator with no style sheet or formatting... It works as intended though.

Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:11 pm

Thank you for bringing that back online. You wouldn't guess from the forums, but there is still interest in PearPC. The PearPC setup guide in our wiki was viewed about 1500 times last month.

New url

Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:09 am

My .eu domain will be closed in april 2012.

After this date, you'll find the config file generator here :


http://guillaumejamet.fr/PearPC/config_ ... erator.php

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Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:06 am

Hi ! Back to the past ! :D

As there has been zero interest in PearPC development since two years, and the PowerPC architecture seems dead for desktop computing, I may "kill" my config tool now :(

I've activated notifications on this thread. Please post something here to ring some bell and get in touch with me.

Now back to the present.
Have fun !

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:54 pm

A wild ElGuillermo appeared!

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:44 pm

ElGuillermo wrote:Hi ! Back to the past ! :D

As there has been zero interest in PearPC development since two years, and the PowerPC architecture seems dead for desktop computing, I may "kill" my config tool now :(

I've activated notifications on this thread. Please post something here to ring some bell and get in touch with me.

Now back to the present.
Have fun !


I've currently got two Mac Mini PPC boxes on my home network, one running 10.4.11 for using old software via VNC, and one running 10.5.6 Server that is my file server and VPN host. So yeah, neither is technically being used as a "desktop" but they're both still being used :)

But I've moved on from PearPC to QEMU, which is getting continually closer to PearPC in performance on a fast host.

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Sat Oct 07, 2017 9:05 pm

No don’t kill your config tool! It’s still great. Sorry I want to help with pearpc development but I am not a good programmer. Don’t let pearpc to die. We can make clone of pearpc on github and start it developing again. I think there is still much of things that can be done. Just don’t let pearpc die.

Sorry for bad English.

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:31 pm

As for today 10/4/2018 the Page is dead. But it looks like there is a copy yet in web.archive.org, Unfortunately is non-functional.

So I decided to make a NET based Config File Generator:

Link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/df59au5pj ... erator.rar
MD5(RAR): e78022e937af4689f3a09b60c94a3c69

Alternative link (GitHub): https://github.com/SistemaRayoXP/PearPC ... Config.zip
MD5: 52092218e431a134a86360526ad13c8f

Note: By some weird reason, Chrome says that the GitHub file might be dangerous, but it is harmless

And of course, source code for everyone!

Source code on GitHub: https://github.com/SistemaRayoXP/PearPC ... -Generator

Hope this helps a bit to anyone interested in PearPC

[edit] GitHub link added
Last edited by SistemaRayoXP on Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:27 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:09 pm

You could host the compiled version on GitHub as well... makes it easier for people to download than the filesharing sites :)

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:22 pm

It is actually too, the executable is the only Zip in GitHub

[edit] Link provided.

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:29 pm

SistemaRayoXP wrote:As for today 10/4/2018 the Page is dead. But it looks like there is a copy yet in web.archive.org, Unfortunately is non-functional.

So I decided to make a NET based Config File Generator:

Link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/df59au5pj ... erator.rar
MD5(RAR): e78022e937af4689f3a09b60c94a3c69

Alternative link (GitHub): https://github.com/SistemaRayoXP/PearPC ... Config.zip
MD5: 52092218e431a134a86360526ad13c8f

Note: By some weird reason, Chrome says that the GitHub file might be dangerous, but it is harmless

And of course, source code for everyone!

Source code on GitHub: https://github.com/SistemaRayoXP/PearPC ... -Generator

Hope this helps a bit to anyone interested in PearPC

[edit] GitHub link added

This is a very nice .NET program! Soon I will do something like this, I am trying to do the QEMU Code Generator program now! :smile:

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:33 am

Thanks for sharing. I'll update the first post to point to your content.

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:14 am

MacPlussed wrote:Soon I will do something like this, I am trying to do the QEMU Code Generator program now! :smile:

:idea:

Oh man, I'm so excited about this! I'd love to see your program in action :smile:

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:36 am

SistemaRayoXP wrote:
MacPlussed wrote:Soon I will do something like this, I am trying to do the QEMU Code Generator program now! :smile:

:idea:

Oh man, I'm so excited about this! I'd love to see your program in action :smile:

Yes, thank you :smile: , but I do not think it would be so easy to do them. :oops:

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:30 am

A little update, MacPlussed, it loks like QEMU doesn't use config files, so you'll have to use command line arguments, so you'll have to use some function to call it with specific arguments in the command line. In other words you'll have to make a GUI

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:49 am

With QEMU, the command line IS the config file :) Unfortunately, command line on Windows is different than everywhere else (that uses bash). You can get around this on Windows 10 and use bash anyway, but then you'll have to custom compile QEMU for the Win10 Linux environment....

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:16 am

This gets a bit offtopic, let's go to this new thread: viewtopic.php?f=34&t=9668

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:13 pm

Updated PearPC Config File Generator to 1.01

Link: http://www.mediafire.com/file/59cs45c0a ... r_1.01.rar

Link (GitHub): https://github.com/SistemaRayoXP/PearPC ... Config.zip
(It's the same link, just an updated file)

-Files generated didn't work with PearPC (Someone should update the documentation there)
-Added two hotkeys options and serial port options (Serial port is for debugging PearPC)

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:05 am

Hey, SistemoRayoXP, when I update the PearPC guide in the next little while I'll probably link to your config generator rather than the old Virtual Box GUI, so let me know if there are any updated versions not linked here!

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:24 am

ClockWise: Of course, and most probably I will update the app in GitHub itself so the link will likely remain the same for GitHub, as for Medafire I think won't upload my releases there anymore so that there isn't such a mess between versions

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Tue Oct 23, 2018 2:20 am

I'm actually having some trouble getting PearPC set up on a modern system, so I might not update the guide. I don't want to create unnecessary work for you, so thought I should let you know!

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:23 am

Actually, I have had some success with the emulator, so I really want to update the guide. But can you make a change to the config generator for me?

After some testing, I've found that the inclusion of "prom_env_bootpath = "" in the config file causes the boot of the emulator to fail. All I get is a black box with a grey screen.

I found this out by comparing your apps output with config files that work for me.

Could you test this and, hopefully, remove that line from your output?

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:34 am

My guess is that line is only supposed to be included (even with no value) is when prom_bootmethod = force

Perhaps prom_loadfile should also be removed, for the same reason.

See: http://pearpc.sourceforge.net/config.html

Re: PearPC Config File Generator

Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:48 am

Well, after installing again VS2005 and rechecking the code, I solved that by checking that the user would have selected the force boot method, and if he/she did, it will include the lines. Otherwise it won't include those lines. Haven't really tested since I don't have any images to run on PearPC, but perhaps you can test it out. Also I've fixed a little "issue" which made that when switching into advanced options and changing the drive type for the master didn't update the label when switching back to basic options

The link as you know remains the same
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